Clubs and organizations

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians — Student Chapter

The student chapter for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians provides hands-on educational opportunities in all things emergency medicine including suturing, airway management, ultrasound, and more. The chapter also provides networking opportunities for students who are interested in the field of emergency medicine.

National Affiliation: American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists — Student Chapter

The UNE COM Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OB/GYN club) is a medical specialty interest club for anyone interested in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive health, and/or sexual health. The club provides lectures, clinics, fundraisers, and academic events to bolster medical education in OB/GYN topics that are otherwise not addressed in the standard didactic curriculum.

National Affiliation: COM Student Chapter of the ACOOG

American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians — Student Chapter

The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians Club promotes pediatric medical education by hosting lectures and organizing attendance at the AAP and ACOP National Conferences. Members engage with the local community by volunteering with the Biddeford school system, cooking meals at Ronald McDonald House, and getting involved with advocacy campaigns that keep children happy and healthy.

National Affiliation: COM Student Chapter of ACOP

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons — Medical Student Section

The Medical Student Section of American College of Osteopathic Surgeons is for those interested in surgery or early exposure to techniques such as suturing. The club provides exposure to the field of surgery by sponsoring lectures, meetings, and workshops. The club builds interest in surgery as a specialty while showing how surgery fits into the overall patient care experience.

National Affiliations: Student Section of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)

American Geriatrics Society — Student Chapter

The American Geriatrics Society informs students about geriatric and palliative care/hospice medicine through educational seminars and career talks with local clinicians. Students make connections with local older adults through game nights, visits to skilled nursing facilities, and events.

National Affiliation: COM Student Chapter of AGS

Anesthesia and Pain Management Club

The Anesthesia and Pain Management Club provides early exposure to the field through events structured around pathways to a career in anesthesia, exposure to research opportunities, and collaboration with local providers on a variety of topics from pain medicine to residency. Members advocate on the state and national level through involvement with the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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Dermatology Club

The Dermatology Club promotes interest in dermatology by exposing students to different subspecialties within the field through guest speakers, journal clubs, and hands-on experience such as melanoma screening workshops.

Neurology and Psychiatry Club

The Neurology and Psychiatry club represents a motivated group of students with diverse interests. Its focus is academic and centered on promoting research in each respective field. The club is also involved in our local community through events at Maine mental healthcare facility Sweetser and UNE's brain fair.

Oncology Club

The Oncology Club exposes OMSI and OMSII students to varied aspects of cancer care and research.  Members organize guest speakers covering a broad range of related topics in cancer, including clinical subspecialties, ethical challenges, developing cancer research, and exploring osteopathy’s role in oncology.

Orthopedics-Sports Medicine Club

The Orthopedics-Sports Medicine Club promotes the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine through sporting events, speakers, journal clubs, and workshops such as suturing and casting events. It is affiliated with SAOASM as well as SAOAO.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Club enhances COM students’ medical education, practice knowledge, leadership skills, and research opportunities in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association

The Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association provides opportunities for students to explore the possibility of a career in internal medicine and its many subspecialties. Members host panels with Internal Medicine (IM) residents, general internists, and IM subspecialists to provide insight into this pathway. Members get exposure to the latest developments in the field of IM by participating in research journal clubs and attending research conferences at both the local and national level.

National Affiliations: American College of Osteopathic Internists and American College of Physicians 

Student Radiology Association

The Student Radiology Association offers hands-on skill development at workshops, insight into the field through events with current specialists, and promotes successful learning by sharing valuable resources and study materials. The goal of the club is to cultivate imaging and reading skills for both academic and clinical achievement while exploring the field of radiology.